Chemistry of Climate Change

Classes in Chemistry of Climate Change: CH 221 (General Chemistry), CH 227 (General Chemistry Lab), and CH 199 (College Connections)
Climate change: we’ve all heard of it, but what is it, why is it happening and what are the implications for life on Earth? In this FIG we will examine these questions from a scientific perspective and explore what we can do to slow the process of climate change.

Note: Please see academic advisor before attempting to add a chemistry FIG.

College Connections Faculty: Julie Mueller

Photo of College Connections faculty for Chemistry of Climate Change, Julie Mueller.

Julie Mueller, Ph.D., has long been interested in the chemistry of the atmosphere, and has used lasers to research the photodissociation dynamics of ozone, NO2 and N2O4, and other atmospherically relevant molecules. She was a chemistry faculty member at Santa Clara University before moving to Eugene and becoming a Faculty Consultant in the UO’s Teaching Effectiveness Program. Dr. Mueller has taught a variety of classes, including Physical Chemistry and General Chemistry, and she currently teaches the chemistry portion of the Teaching and Learning Center’s MCAT prep course.

FIG Assistant: Lindsey Forde


Summer Assignment

To prepare for our class, we would like you to get a little background on climate change by watching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's short (10 minute) video:

As you watch the video, make a list of the terms and concepts you don't understand or want to know more about. Please bring youir list to class the first day.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 10:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.